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Our Work

Charity has always been at the heart of the Royal Caledonian Ball. This is no less true now than it was two hundred years ago.

Funds raised at the Ball and beyond go towards an annual round of grants made by the Royal Caledonian Charities Trust. The Trust supports small to medium sized charities across Scotland, ensuring funds go where they are most needed and make the greatest possible difference.

Grants focus on six key areas of work: the elderly; children and young people; veterans; the homeless; the ill and injured; and those living with disabilities. In addition, and especially in times of national crisis, we will consider any application that specifically addresses a people-based need. You can read more about the latter category here.

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